Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
SPLA208 is an advanced course in Latin American literature worth 10 ECTS credits. The course topic will vary from semester to semester.
The course features specialization in a topic from Latin American literature, for example, a period, genre, theme, national literature, or similar topic.
Students will have broad general knowledge in the subject area and deeper knowledge in a limited area. They will work independently on academic issues and demonstrate their own development in competence and specialization.
- has solid knowledge of a specific topic related to Latin American language varieties of Spanish grammar
- can use grammatical terminology and academic reflection in the analysis of practical and theoretical issues in Latin American language and grammar
- has further developed their language competence, especially with regard to discussing linguistic and grammatical topics
- has the ability to continue with a Master¿s program in Spanish language and Latin American studies (after also having completed other required or elective courses).
Required Previous Knowledge
No formal requirements, but all teaching is in Spanish and is based on knowledge of Spanish corresponding to the courses at the 100-level in Spanish language and Latin American studies.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
The course is open to all with admission to the University of Bergen.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
The classes are a combination of lecture and seminar, and are held for four hours a week for ten weeks. Classes are shared with SPLA258.
If fewer than five students register for a course, instruction will be tailored to the number of students. If this is the case, students will be informed of alternate instruction arrangements at the beginning of the semester prior to the registration deadline of Feb 1/Sept 1.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Students must attend at least 70% of the classes in order to be allowed to take the final course assessment.
The compulsory course assignments are valid for one semester after the semester the course was taken.
Forms of Assessment
In the course, the following forms of assessment will be used:
The form of assessment in the course is a four-hour written examination in Spanish. The grade will be based on content and language. The exam may be administered digitally.
Examination Support Material
Students may use monolingual and bilingual (for example Norwegian-Spanish/Spanish-Norwegian) dictionaries approved by the Department during the exam. The students must bring their own dictionary to the exam and be aware of and follow the rules regarding dictionary use on exams.
The grading scale is A-F, where F is a fail.
The required course reading (in total 600 pages) includes a selection of literary works and texts, in addition to scholarly and historical articles related to these texts. There will be an attempt to represent female and male authors equally in the course readings.
As a rule, students are to adhere to the course reading list given the semester the course is taken. However, one may, in special cases, get permission to replace the reading list with that of an earlier semester. This requires an application at the beginning of the semester. Contact the Department of Foreign Languages.
The teaching is evaluated according to the quality assurance system of the University of Bergen.
Programme CommitteeThe program committee is responsible for the academic content and the structure of the program, as well as for the quality of the study program and related courses.
Department of Foreign Languages
Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam